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WHO Assesses Pakistan’s Public Health Laboratory Performance
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WHO Assesses Pakistan’s Public Health Laboratory Performance

ISLAMABAD: The World Health Organization, the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Pakistan National Institute of Health, jointly organized a two-day national simulation exercise to assess the performance of Pakistan’s public health laboratory system during a simulated viral hemorrhagic fever outbreak. The simulation exercises are important components of monitoring & evaluation of…

Dr Masood Solangi appointed DG Health Sindh
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Dr Masood Solangi appointed DG Health Sindh

KARACHI: Services, General Administration and Coordination Department Sindh have appointed Dr Masood Ahmed Solangi as the Director General (BS-20) Health Services, Sindh, Hyderabad, against an existing vacancy. According to a notification, Dr Masood Ahmed Solangi, Senior Medical Officer (BS-20) currently working as the District Health Officer, District East, Karachi, has been transferred and posted with…

Sindh doctors salary at par with Punjab doctors
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Sindh doctors salary at par with Punjab doctors

KARACHI: Chief Minister, Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah has decided to give salary packages to doctors working in the Sindh Provincial Government Health Department at par with the salaries of Punjab doctors. The Chief Minister has directed Chief Secretary, Mumtaz Ali Shah, to carry out an exercise to give remuneration to the doctors of Sindh…

Eating walnuts may lower depression risk: Research
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Eating walnuts may lower depression risk: Research

KARACHI: According to a research study conducted in American adults, consuming walnuts may lower the prevalence and frequency of depression, and improve one’s concentration levels. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the US found that depression scores were 26% lower for walnut consumers and 8% lower for consumers of other nuts,…

SHCC awareness session on complaint registration process
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SHCC awareness session on complaint registration process

KARACHI: The Directorate of Complaints Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) conducted awareness sessions at their divisional headquarters of Larkana and Ghotki district to provide information about SHCC and the importance of complaint cell along with the process of complaint registration. About 60 participants from different healthcare establishments (HCE’s) including superintendents, doctors, the nursing staff of hospitals…

PMA Concerned Over Poor Functioning Of PMDC
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PMA Concerned Over Poor Functioning Of PMDC

KARACHI- The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) expressed its concern about the present situation of chaos and confusion in the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) that has severely affected the working of PMDC. The Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr S.M. Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement said, as you know that on 5th January 2019,…

NICH receives flak over promotion of blue-eyed staff
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NICH receives flak over promotion of blue-eyed staff

KARACHI: According to sources at NICH, the National Institute of Child Health (NICH) management has promoted its favorite employees to higher grades by violating the Sindh and Federal government promotion rules. The Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) meeting was held on January 9th, 2019, to promote different categories of staff in higher grades including MRI technician,…

Rapid rate of births & migration: Population growth, a dual issue
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Rapid rate of births & migration: Population growth, a dual issue

The Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, while presiding over a Sindh Population Taskforce meeting, stated that there were two factors responsible for population growth: natural growth through birth and migration. “Sindh is facing the dual issue of a rapid number of births taking place as well as migration from within the country…

Polio vaccination declared mandatory in all schools of Sindh
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Polio vaccination declared mandatory in all schools of Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister (CM), Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that Sindh reported one polio case in Karachi in 2018 which is a historical low for the province and no incident has been reported this year. Despite these reports, all six districts of the city are still classified as `districts of high risk’ so…

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